This is one of those recipes that you come across one day that you have all the ingredients for, and you decide to try it. You put together the batter - super easy, no mixer needed, and scrape it all into a pan and stick it in the oven. 30 minutes later, you take it out, let it cool, and take a bit. "Oh my god", you think. And you find yourself making it over and over again over the years.
That's exactly what happened to me when I first saw this recipe in a little kid's cookbook when I was - I don't know - nine? I have, of course, tried other brownie recipes, but none have ever been this good. Today I was making brownies, and I was going to make the Tribute to Katherine Hepburn brownies from TWD (because I'll have to make them sometime), but I decided that everybody needed this recipe. And trust me. You do.
While everybody that I have ever met that has tasted these loved them, don't say I didn't warn you by saying that these are not for people who want a light chocolate taste. These are fudgy and extremely chocolatey, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
If I haven't said enough already, go into the kitchen and make these. RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! ;D
Best Brownies (slightly adapted from The Everything Kids' Cookbook)
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter or margarine
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch square pan.
Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, brown sugar, and salt. Add melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until done. Cool before cutting.